Lindstrom inducted into Civitans


Scott Grooms

The July 27 meeting of the Walterboro Civilian Club took place at Dukes Bar-B-Q. The meeting was called to order by the ringing of the bell. After recitation of the Civitan Creed, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Invocation. Erik Lindstrom, owner of the Golden Daffodil was inducted as a new member by President Arnold Zipperer and Vice President Kimber Santorella. The speaker for the day was Mark Cobb from Last Stand Defense, he spoke about gun safety, personal and public security as well as other programs his company offers.

With more than 30,000 members worldwide, Civitan International is a global organization dedicated to serving the local communities of its members. Using the structure of building local clubs, Civitan equips its members to address local needs with local solutions.

Civitan is the only service organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This long-standing focus began as a local project in Baltimore in the 1940s when Civitan began funding specialized teachers in schools. In 1956, Civitan membership unanimously adopted service to I/DD as the major project focus of the international organization. Today, Civitan supports the Civitan International Research Center in Birmingham, Alabama where more than 100 researchers work on diseases that impact the lives of 1 in 6 people worldwide.

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